Monday, September 04, 2006

"Crocodile Hunter" Dead!

No this is not one of my fake news posts... Steve Irwin, better known as that crazy "Crocodile Hunter" guy, was killed today by a stingray in a quite grisly fashion.

"He came on top of the stingray and the stingray's barb went up and into his chest and put a hole into his heart," said friend and colleague John Stainton. Read more...


Anita Hill-Basler said...

That's what he gets for coming on top of a stingray! Did he even buy the stingray dinner first??

Wrecking Machine said...

So, crazy Crocodile Hunter gets killed while f-ing around with dangerous animals?

Tomorrow's headline: Water is Wet!

guh-bard said...

Sad indeed. Many will debate the merits of Irwin's over the top antics and whether his perilous approach did more harm than good.

But what you can't dismiss is that, in this day and age of 600+ channels, his enthusiasm and charm created a character that drew people in and helped educate millions of children about wildlife. How many kids these days would turn on Marlin Perkins or Jacgues Cousteau (sp?) given all of the other outlets they have ?

We've spent many hours in our household watching Irwin, Jeff Corwin, and the Kratt Brothers. I used to catch myself watching the Kratt Brother show, Zoboomafoo, even when the kids weren't around :)

And Irwin made one of the best SportsCenter commercials ever.